This Ginger Beef’s got Soul.

Even today, the Chinese-Canadian dish known as ginger beef is one of my dirty-little- secret food crushes.

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Fighting the holiday bulge…

I love asparagus! It’s nutritious, tasty, and always makes a dinner seem a bit more special. But it’s such a waste to throw out a 1/4 of each stalk. Not to mention expensive! This soup recipe is a great way to use up those leftover stalks, and it’s very healthy as well. For a vegan soup, use vegetable broth, and omit the parmesan cheese.

Jambalaya!

Having a small kitchen in the winter rocks! The long, cold, blustery nights are tailor-made for easy, comforting one-pot meals. Nothing beats sitting on the couch in your underwear (or pyjamas/loungewear; whatever, no judgement you prude), enveloped in the warmth and aroma  exuding from the kitchen. Jambalaya is not only fun to say, it’s a…

You can win friends with salad…

A well-crafted salad can be one of the most important parts of your dinner, or even be your main course. So why does salad seem so blah? I think it just seems less sexy compared to a juicy steak. Or less comforting than a big plate of pasta. Well. It’s time we give salad some…

Roasted duck breast with raspberry glaze 

So, you’ve taken up the challenge, and want to make a fancy meal, but steak is soooo last year. Why not try duck breast? This recipe is flavourful, fun, and relatively easy to prepare. And the cleanup is relatively easy, which is a bonus!

The eternal struggle…

What do I want for dinner tonight? It’s a tough choice to make, especially if you just finished work or class, and your ‘hAnger’ has you contemplating, “You know, maybe I could get away with murder…”as you creep along behind someone doing ten under the speed limit. A lot of times I get to the…